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Hen and Terry


It is all getting exciting now as the horses are much fitter and doing plenty of cantering.  Hopefully, not too long before we will get some of them back onto a racecourse.  There are some cracking youngsters in the yard and I really think we have a great team for the Autumn/Winter. 


I have just spent a day in Northern Ireland at Wilson Dennison in Co. Antrim.  Wow!  What lovely horses everywhere – probably close on 200 ranging from yearlings to 5 year olds and he says it’s only his hobby!  Wilson’s main business is in Volvo Trucks – “Dennison  Commercials Ltd” but his property is magnificent and every year he buys top foals and yearlings privately or from the sales.  They have really good pedigrees and are super types.  He likes to get them broken in and then run them in Point to Points before he sells them on but some are far better than Point to Pointers!   For example, Bindaree won the Grand National and Burton Port was 2nd in last year’s Hennessey Gold Cup.  Plus he sold many other top horses and Festival winners too.  A lot of them are “Bally….something” as all the place names in Northern Ireland seem to start with Bally!  I have hand picked 3 horses to be syndicated for this Season.  They are about to be vetted and then I hope they will soon be at West Lockinge Farm.  They will all be ready to run in October/November.  Three super types and great jumpers.  I watched them all working and jumping at Loughanmore – Wilson’s home.  Details of the 3 will appear shortly on this website and anybody is welcome to come and see them.  Do join a syndicate – a lot of fun for the winter!   All 3 horses are sensibly priced and have had plenty of ground work done – indeed they have all had educational Point to Point runs as well.  WATCH THIS SPACE!


Terry and I had our annual holiday in Connemara in August.  We always go to the big Connemara Breed Show in Clifden on the 3rd Thursday of the month.  It is one of Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions and the town is buzzing.  A sight to behold!  I also caught a salmon on the Owenmore River by Ballynahinch Castle.  Only 4lbs but a big thrill!  Maybe I’ll take up fishing?


We are now busy preparing for our Open Day on Sunday 25th September.  Do come along!

Added on: 31/08/2011

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